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Re^2: Perl Idioms Explained - !!expr

by broquaint (Abbot)
on Jul 14, 2004 at 13:17 UTC ( #374293=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Perl Idioms Explained - !!expr
in thread Perl Idioms Explained - !!expr

return grep { $_ eq $_[0] } @_[ 1 .. $#_ ];
Depending on context this will return different things, whereas !!expr will always return a boolean value.
return ~~grep { $_ eq $_[0] } @_[ 1 .. $#_ ];
This will return the number of elements returned by grep as opposed to !!expr which, again, will return a boolean value.

Of course both of the above are valid in appropriate situations, but if you just want a boolean value then !!expr is an appropriate idiomatic solution.



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